Safety City 2015 (AM Class)
Wednesday-Bus/Vehicle Safety, Police Department Tour, 911 (When and How)
Thursday-Bicycle/Crosswalk Safety, Boat/Water Safety, and "Stranger Danger"
The goal of Safety City is to teach children numerous ways to keep safe throughout the year and in many different situations. The first day they learned animal safety with dog trainer Tasha Grieser. The children were then able to use what they learned when they met Henry County K9 "Andy" and his dog handler Deputy Glanz. Deputy Glanz did a K9 demonstration showing them what all "Andy" is capable of.
The participants spent a day at the Napoleon Fire Department learning fire safety. While at the fire department the children were able to use a small fire truck to spray at fire targets. They took a tour of the department and also watched as the fire fighters put on their gear as if to go on a real call. Napoleon Fire Department also has a safety trailer which has rooms like a house so the children can identify hazardous areas of a home. While in the trailer, simulated safe smoke is released so they learn to crawl to safety in case of a fire.
The Napoleon Local Schools brought a school bus and spoke about school bus safety and why it is so important to follow bus rules. Also the Ohio State Highway Patrol sent Trooper Matthews to go over vehicle safety including the importance of wearing a seat belt. The children were given a tour of the Napoleon Police Department and were shown the gear that police officers use while on duty. Children were able to sit and observe the inside of a police cruiser and 911 procedure was also discussed (When and How).
Bicycle and crosswalk safety was discussed. ODNR watercraft did a boat and water safety presentation and Kurt from Kurt's Karate in Napoleon did a "Stranger Danger" demonstration for the children.
The week ended with an overview and the children's graduation. It was another successful year at Safety City. Thank you to the parents and participants for another great year!! -Patrolman Strickland
Safety City was brought to you by: Napoleon Police Department and Napoleon Parks and Rec
Donations provided by: United Way of Henry County
A Special Thanks to: Henry County Sherriff's Office, Ohio State Highway Patrol, Kurt's Karate, Napoleon Local Schools, Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Napoleon Fire Department, and Tasha Grieser